Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS)
How do we assess the terrorist threat in the early 21st century? How effective is our intelligence machinery in working to combat the threat, and how should this be balanced with other preventative measures? What are the key geopolitical threats to the West likely to be in the next 5-10 years?
These are the questions that BUCSIS explores and debates, drawing on a wealth of academic and policy experience.
The centre offers home and international students an innovative programme in intelligence and security studies, which has a strong practice-oriented content prioritizing the development of strong analytical skills and a knowledge base to international levels of excellence:
- Postgraduate Certificate in Law Enforcement, Security and Intelligence (by distance learning)
- MA in Security and Intelligence Studies
- MA in Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy
- MPhil and DPhil
BUCSIS was established in 2008 as a world-class centre for research into the key Security and Intelligence issues facing the UK and the world in the 21st century. The Centre is headed by a leading academic in the field, Professor Anthony Glees, and is supported by a research and teaching team led by Professor Julian Richards, a Security Studies specialist with a long experience of working in the UK government on defence and security policy issues.
Its advisory board fosters close links with practitioners as well as with industry in the field of intelligence management.
Contact the BUCSIS team for details of the learning and research opportunities and services we can offer.